Tardive dyskinesia, or TD, is a condition of uncontrollable movements affecting the face, torso, and/or other body parts. TD may develop after a few months of taking certain medications to treat bipolar disorder, depression, or schizophrenia. TD affects approximately 600,000 people in the U.S.1-4 By declaring the first week of May as TD Awareness Week, (FOR STATE OFFICIALS/LOCAL ADVOCACY CHAPTERS: [INSERT STATE is]; FOR NATIONAL ADVOCACY GROUPS: [states around the country are]) helping to raise awareness around:
- • The impact TD can have on a person’s physical, emotional, and social well-being
- • The signs and symptoms associated with TD
- • The importance of working with one’s doctor to manage the condition, including talking about available treatment options
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